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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Blog Tour: Destined [Destined 01] by Jenna Pizzi!

Publication date: 13th February 2013
Paperback edition: 234 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: Lilly has always been plagued by dreams; she dreams of another place and time, a place of pure beauty and light that suddenly erupts into fire and destruction.

Then, there is a man with the haunting blue eyes that seem to look through to her very soul. In one fateful afternoon Lilly learns that the dreams are more real than she could've ever imagined. They are a link to who she really is; the Gatekeeper to the realms. Born from both light and dark, with her memories bound, she learns that it is her destiny to gather the relics of the flower of life. Lilly must do this in order to close the gates before the under realm destroys them all, but there are those who will stop at nothing to keep her from fulfilling her destiny.

There are those who will try to sway her into the dark. She is torn between the love of two brothers; one, her loyal warrior, who has loved her since the beginning, and the other with the enthralling blue eyes that speak to her soul. One brother fights for the light, while the other fell into the darkness. Will she choose the brother that her soul longs for, or the brother that her heart calls out to?
   

I had such mixed feelings while reading this book! Too be honest I don't know whether I loved it or liked it! There were times while I was reading it where I was dying to read on and then there were times when I just wanted to put it down! I was a little up and down with the plot as well too be honest! I really enjoyed it to start with and then by the end it had me slightly confused and it took me a while to wrap my head around it! Also, this book had my pet hate in it! The dreaded, "I am" instead of "I'm" and other worlds not abbreviated! This is a complete personal thing! I just prefer books that's words are abbreviated and I sometimes find it distracting when a book isn't abbreviated! The plot was great, but strange! it took me a while to get used to it and to completely understand it! I enjoyed it though! It was quite original and had a lot of potential, even though it was a bit confusing! The characters were also great! Lilly was the main character and I liked her! Sometimes her attitude in this book kind of annoyed me, but she redeemed herself by the end of the book! Lilly took me a while to connect with, but I enjoyed her character as I connected with her more! I found Lilly to be a genuine person and I loved how determined she was! Seth was the love interest of Lilly and he was hot! I loved how from the moment they met how protective he was of Lilly and how much he was prepared to give up for her! I was really happy that Seth was the main male character as well! There was a love triangle in this book between Lilly, Seth and Samil! I was Team Seth, but at certain points of the book I had a severe soft spot for Samil! It was so weird reading this book from about five different point of views! I found it better as I could understand the plot more, but also it was hard for me to sometimes know who's point of view I was reading from! It would have been better if it had said at the top who's point of view it was! I will continue reading this series, but I probably won't add the next book to the top of my to be read list! It will be on there though! The cover initially made me want to read this book! It's stunning! Big thank you to Jenna for a copy of Destined and to Amber for having me on the Blog Tour!

 Destined (Destined, #1)

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Author bio:
 
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jenna settled into America's hometown where she proudly calls home with her family. She is an avid book reader and collector with an entire room dedicated to her passion. At the age of twelve years old Jenna began writing, determined to be just like Stephen King or Dean Koontz.
For her it all starts with the flick of an image. From there a story is born. Being an eternal romantic, Jenna is a true believer in happy endings. It's the rest of the story that anything is possible. Writing is her passion. It is something that helps her unwind at the end of the day. She likes to tell stories that will pull at your heartstrings, or simply whisk you away even for just a little while. So grab your favorite blanket, and a hot cup of coffee and settle in for the ride.


 

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